Period
to 28 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 39 56
Rank change year-on-year +16 +17 +62
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 4,222 7,909 7,822
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.51% 5.78% 4.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.21% 6.26% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4,189 6,970 6,457
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,225 £40,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 45,824 126,277 150,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,784 99,664 119,596
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 28 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 3,961 £65,000 -7.14% 1,019
London +12 2,176 £75,000 - 449
UK excluding London +37 1,928 £57,500 +4.55% 636
Work from Home +12 716 £62,500 -10.71% 210
South East +41 650 £60,000 - 149
North of England +16 516 £55,000 +4.76% 214
North West +18 328 £55,000 +4.76% 136
Midlands +84 289 £55,000 +10.00% 96
South West +50 205 £51,593 +3.19% 55
West Midlands +77 181 £57,500 +15.00% 49
Yorkshire +20 153 £50,000 - 45
Scotland +3 137 £65,000 +30.00% 45
East Midlands +52 108 £55,000 +10.00% 47
East of England +26 80 £52,500 -12.50% 54
North East +5 35 £47,500 -12.82% 33
Wales +12 32 £45,000 - 14
Northern Ireland +21 22 £52,500 -8.70% 10

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 2,334 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1,653 (39.15%) AWS
3 1,626 (38.51%) Java
4 1,612 (38.18%) DevOps
5 1,483 (35.13%) JavaScript
6 1,452 (34.39%) Azure
7 1,321 (31.29%) .NET
8 1,301 (30.81%) Docker
9 1,246 (29.51%) C#
10 1,095 (25.94%) Kubernetes
11 1,089 (25.79%) Software Engineering
12 1,028 (24.35%) TDD
13 976 (23.12%) Finance
14 941 (22.29%) React
15 929 (22.00%) SQL
16 867 (20.54%) Python
17 800 (18.95%) Node.js
18 799 (18.92%) .NET Core
19 777 (18.40%) Scrum
20 774 (18.33%) AngularJS
21 691 (16.37%) Spring
22 681 (16.13%) NoSQL
23 636 (15.06%) SQL Server
24 633 (14.99%) Git (software)
25 611 (14.47%) Test Automation
26 599 (14.19%) REST
27 596 (14.12%) RESTful
28 573 (13.57%) HTML
29 558 (13.22%) Fintech
30 543 (12.86%) CSS

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 250 (5.92%) Elasticsearch
2 167 (3.96%) Apache
3 114 (2.70%) Confluence
4 110 (2.61%) Apache Spark
5 54 (1.28%) NServiceBus
6 51 (1.21%) CMS
7 41 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 34 (0.81%) IIS
9 33 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
10 31 (0.73%) SharePoint
11 27 (0.64%) nginx
11 27 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.45%) JBoss
14 17 (0.40%) Umbraco
15 15 (0.36%) Headless CMS
15 15 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.28%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.26%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (0.62%) Chatbot
2 20 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.047%) InVision
6 2 (0.047%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 57 (1.35%) R3 Corda
2 54 (1.28%) Distributed Ledger
3 21 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.24%) Magento
4 10 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 9 (0.21%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.095%) Eikon
8 4 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.047%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.047%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (0.047%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.024%) Actimize
10 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.024%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,653 (39.15%) AWS
2 1,452 (34.39%) Azure
3 468 (11.08%) GCP
4 422 (10.00%) Serverless
5 396 (9.38%) SaaS
6 295 (6.99%) AWS Lambda
7 230 (5.45%) PaaS
8 178 (4.22%) GitHub
9 157 (3.72%) IaaS
10 148 (3.51%) Amazon ECS
11 135 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
12 94 (2.23%) OpenShift
13 73 (1.73%) Apigee
14 65 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
14 65 (1.54%) Amazon EKS
15 54 (1.28%) npm
16 50 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
17 48 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
18 44 (1.04%) Amazon S3
19 41 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.37%) HTTP
2 63 (1.49%) Internet
3 36 (0.85%) DNS
3 36 (0.85%) Firewall
4 34 (0.81%) Skype
5 17 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.38%) AMQP
7 13 (0.31%) Network Security
8 12 (0.28%) Kerberos
9 9 (0.21%) SSL
10 7 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.17%) SSH
10 7 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.17%) Wireless
11 6 (0.14%) WAN
12 5 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.12%) LAN
12 5 (0.12%) VPN
12 5 (0.12%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.12%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 681 (16.13%) NoSQL
2 636 (15.06%) SQL Server
3 438 (10.37%) MongoDB
4 332 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
5 316 (7.48%) MySQL
6 227 (5.38%) Big Data
7 196 (4.64%) Relational Database
8 127 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
9 126 (2.98%) Redis
10 112 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
11 103 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 99 (2.34%) Hadoop
13 96 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 85 (2.01%) Blockchain
15 49 (1.16%) Data Lake
15 49 (1.16%) SQL Server 2019
16 43 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
18 38 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 633 (14.99%) Git (software)
2 509 (12.06%) Jenkins
3 236 (5.59%) JIRA
4 206 (4.88%) GitLab
5 144 (3.41%) JUnit
6 135 (3.20%) Selenium
7 127 (3.01%) Maven
8 98 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 90 (2.13%) Mockito
10 85 (2.01%) Artifactory
11 81 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 78 (1.85%) TeamCity
13 69 (1.63%) Cucumber
14 64 (1.52%) SonarQube
15 63 (1.49%) NUnit
16 59 (1.40%) Visual Studio
17 58 (1.37%) SpecFlow
18 55 (1.30%) Bitbucket
19 47 (1.11%) webpack
20 45 (1.07%) Gradle
General
1 976 (23.12%) Finance
2 282 (6.68%) Banking
3 131 (3.10%) Public Sector
4 111 (2.63%) Back Office
5 99 (2.34%) Front Office
6 90 (2.13%) Retail
7 83 (1.97%) Games
8 76 (1.80%) Law
9 66 (1.56%) Marketing
10 56 (1.33%) Publishing
11 42 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 36 (0.85%) Advertising
12 36 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 19 (0.45%) Electronics
15 14 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.33%) Legal
16 13 (0.31%) Local Government
17 10 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,128 (50.40%) Developer
2 632 (14.97%) Java Developer
3 542 (12.84%) Architect
4 536 (12.70%) Senior Developer
5 500 (11.84%) Software Engineer
6 450 (10.66%) .NET Developer
7 271 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
8 261 (6.18%) Full Stack Developer
9 259 (6.13%) C# Developer
10 258 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
11 220 (5.21%) Software Developer
12 216 (5.12%) Java Engineer
13 189 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
14 156 (3.69%) AWS Engineer
15 148 (3.51%) Lead Developer
16 147 (3.48%) AWS Architect
17 131 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
18 129 (3.06%) Senior Software Engineer
19 128 (3.03%) Senior .NET Developer
20 118 (2.79%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,321 (31.29%) .NET
2 941 (22.29%) React
3 800 (18.95%) Node.js
4 799 (18.92%) .NET Core
5 774 (18.33%) AngularJS
6 691 (16.37%) Spring
7 599 (14.19%) REST
8 596 (14.12%) RESTful
9 573 (13.57%) HTML
10 543 (12.86%) CSS
11 517 (12.25%) Web Services
12 466 (11.04%) Kafka
13 454 (10.75%) Spring Boot
14 423 (10.02%) ASP.NET
15 419 (9.92%) .NET Framework
16 303 (7.18%) Vue.js
17 287 (6.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 250 (5.92%) HTML5
19 231 (5.47%) JSON
20 214 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 374 (8.86%) Greenfield Project
2 242 (5.73%) Cloud Native
3 203 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 170 (4.03%) Hedge funds
5 136 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
6 126 (2.98%) User Experience
7 117 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 100 (2.37%) Equities
9 92 (2.18%) Public Cloud
10 88 (2.08%) Algorithms
11 86 (2.04%) Fixed Income
12 76 (1.80%) Derivative
13 72 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 69 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
15 48 (1.14%) N-Tier
16 45 (1.07%) Blog
17 34 (0.81%) Virtual Team
18 33 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
18 33 (0.78%) Management Information System
19 32 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 318 (7.53%) Linux
2 140 (3.32%) Windows
3 76 (1.80%) Android
4 53 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 52 (1.23%) CentOS
6 48 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (0.99%) Unix
8 21 (0.50%) VMS
9 12 (0.28%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.095%) Debian
12 4 (0.095%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.047%) Robot Operating System
15 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,334 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1,612 (38.18%) DevOps
3 1,089 (25.79%) Software Engineering
4 1,028 (24.35%) TDD
5 777 (18.40%) Scrum
6 611 (14.47%) Test Automation
7 558 (13.22%) Fintech
8 531 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
9 529 (12.53%) Mentoring
10 480 (11.37%) BDD
11 455 (10.78%) MVC
12 356 (8.43%) Open Source
13 312 (7.39%) OO
14 267 (6.32%) SOLID
15 258 (6.11%) Analytics
16 256 (6.06%) SOA
17 249 (5.90%) Artificial Intelligence
17 249 (5.90%) Machine Learning
18 244 (5.78%) Unit Testing
19 234 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,626 (38.51%) Java
2 1,483 (35.13%) JavaScript
3 1,246 (29.51%) C#
4 929 (22.00%) SQL
5 867 (20.54%) Python
6 398 (9.43%) TypeScript
7 307 (7.27%) Go
8 292 (6.92%) Java 8
9 238 (5.64%) Scala
10 210 (4.97%) Kotlin
11 168 (3.98%) C++
12 152 (3.60%) PHP
13 150 (3.55%) Ruby
14 95 (2.25%) PowerShell
15 86 (2.04%) T-SQL
16 65 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 59 (1.40%) C
18 56 (1.33%) Bash Shell
19 52 (1.23%) Clojure
20 48 (1.14%) ES6
Qualifications
1 384 (9.10%) Degree
2 152 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 146 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 125 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 79 (1.87%) AWS Certification
6 58 (1.37%) Sun Certification
7 31 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 30 (0.71%) ISEB
9 29 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.54%) PhD
11 22 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (0.50%) CCNA
13 10 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (0.17%) CISSP
14 7 (0.17%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.14%) CISM
16 5 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
17 4 (0.095%) CISA
18 2 (0.047%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (6.47%) QA
2 27 (0.64%) GDPR
3 23 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.40%) NIST
5 14 (0.33%) SLA
6 10 (0.24%) NCSC
6 10 (0.24%) NIST 800
7 9 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.071%) WCAG
10 2 (0.047%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.047%) MiFID
10 2 (0.047%) PMO
10 2 (0.047%) PSD2
10 2 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.047%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.024%) COBIT
11 1 (0.024%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,301 (30.81%) Docker
2 23 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.31%) Postfix
4 10 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.17%) Varnish
6 7 (0.17%) vSphere
7 4 (0.095%) HDFS
8 3 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.071%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.071%) zsh
9 2 (0.047%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.047%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.047%) LXC
10 1 (0.024%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.024%) Gluster
10 1 (0.024%) NDS
10 1 (0.024%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.024%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,095 (25.94%) Kubernetes
2 428 (10.14%) Terraform
3 213 (5.05%) Ansible
4 179 (4.24%) Puppet
5 108 (2.56%) Grafana
6 95 (2.25%) Prometheus
7 76 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
8 40 (0.95%) Graphite
9 36 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (0.64%) Istio
11 13 (0.31%) MIIS
12 10 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.24%) Kibana
13 7 (0.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 6 (0.14%) Packer
15 5 (0.12%) Consul
15 5 (0.12%) Mesos
15 5 (0.12%) Nagios
15 5 (0.12%) Rancher
15 5 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 430 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 319 (7.56%) Google
3 191 (4.52%) Oracle
4 73 (1.73%) SAP
5 54 (1.28%) VMware
6 46 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 45 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (1.07%) Splunk
8 44 (1.04%) IBM
9 30 (0.71%) Ceridian
10 29 (0.69%) Atlassian
10 29 (0.69%) Zend
11 26 (0.62%) New Relic
12 24 (0.57%) Adobe
13 23 (0.54%) ServiceNow
14 21 (0.50%) hybris
15 20 (0.47%) Apple
15 20 (0.47%) Databricks
16 19 (0.45%) Xamarin
17 15 (0.36%) TIBCO